Why does a U.S. president in the last year of his mandate want to meet and entertain Justin Trudeau? It is a question Canadians should be asking.
First Nations leaders have written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ask that his government fulfill its pledge to overhaul the review and assessment process for tar sands export pipelines.
Jim Stanford explains why oil prices have fallen so dramatically, what it will mean -- and how Canada can learn from this latest downturn to build a more stable and diversified economy.
The European Parliament has narrowly voted to allow a weakened Fuel Quality Directive -- a modest climate measure to reduce emissions from transport fuel by six per cent by 2020 -- to proceed.
The European Fuel Quality Directive is a modest climate measure to reduce emissions from transport fuel by 6 per cent by 2020. Harper's latest effort to fight it is in a European Parliament vote.
It's not just about shortfalls in revenue. Falling oil prices may also have a major impact on tar sands expansion, pipeline development, and even shipping bitumen on the St. Lawrence River.
Canada and other players are trying to leverage the political crisis in Ukraine to make a case for more North American imports of the dirty stuff: tar sands from Alberta and fracked gas.
A case being heard today by the National Energy Board will determine whether Canadian oil will continue to flow to the U.S. when a Canadian refinery is being starved for supply.
One of the most irrational aspects of the recent energy boom has been its perverse impact on export revenues. In essence, the faster we extract bitumen and export it, the cheaper it gets.
A post-carbon world represents the future, not more over-investment in bitumen production. In Canada, we should be establishing our own public enterprises to develop and manage resources sustainably.